REMINDER: 2016-2017 School Year Immunization NYS Mandated Requirement for Meningococcal Vaccine

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2016-2017 School Year Immunization 
NYS Mandated Requirement for Meningococcal Vaccine


Dear Parent/Guardian,

Beginning September 1, 2016, all 7th and 12th grade students MUST HAVE proof of having been given Meningococcal vaccine (MenACWY or MCV4,  brand names Menactra or Menveo) (SerogroupB meningococcal vaccine is NOT required and cannot be used to satisfy the school entrance requirement) in order to attend school. 


Please hand in proof of immunization as soon as possible, but prior to September 1, 2016.  DO NOT wait until the first day of school, as paperwork must be processed.


What is needed:

Students entering Grade 7 in 2016 must have 1 dose of meningococcal vaccine. They will be required to get a booster at age 16.

Students entering Grade 12 in 2016 must have either: 2 doses of meningococcal vaccine with the booster dose given on or after age 16;  1 dose if your child’s first dose was given on or after age 16 

New York State law will require parents/ guardians to give the school an immunization (shot) record prior to September 1, 2016 that shows their child has received, or has appointment(s) to receive the required vaccine(s) (shots) in order to attend school on September 7, 2016.   This record may be from a health care provider, health department, or an official immunization record from the child's former school.


The record must include:

Name of the vaccine
Date vaccine given
Who gave it, along with their title; or where it was given if at a clinic 

Please contact your health care provider to make sure your child has what they need to attend school this fall. If you have questions or concerns about immunizations, please contact the school health staff.


7th Graders and 12th Graders will NOT be allowed to attend school on September 7, 2016 until these requirements have been satisfied.